Multiple Dental Implants
If you are missing multiple teeth in the same area of your mouth, multiple implants are one possible solution. Multiple dental implants can support a bridge of teeth very effectively, as the implants are strategically located in the jawbone to restore your biting and chewing strength.
Here at LuxDen Dental Implants Center in Brooklyn we are using newest techniques and the heights grade Titanium or Zirconia material for placing multiple teeth implants.
An implant-supported bridge can replace several missing natural teeth quite economically compared with replacing every single missing tooth with a dental implant. A huge advantage of this treatment is that an implant bridge doesn’t rely on support from teeth adjacent to the gap. Additionally, multiple dental implants replace some of your natural tooth roots, helping to preserve your jawbone more effectively. Call us to schedule a dental implants consultation in one of the best dental implant centers in Brooklyn at LuxDen.
Why Choose Multiple Dental Implants?
Traditional solutions to replace multiple missing teeth include:
- Long-span bridges
- Partial dentures.
Both options are far from perfect.
If you are missing multiple teeth but have some natural teeth remaining, a tooth-supported bridge may be a solution. However, restoring multiple teeth will place your natural teeth supporting the bridge under significant pressure, and there is a risk they may not be able to withstand this pressure adequately.
Partial dentures also rely on natural teeth for support as they have clasps that fit around them to provide extra stability.
Again, this can negatively affect these supporting teeth, or they may be unsuitable for support if they are significantly decayed or are quite weak.
Who Is Suitable for Multiple Dental Implants?
Multiple dental implants should be suitable for most people whose teeth and jaws have finished growing and developing, and gender and age isn’t normally a factor. You mustn’t have signs of active periodontal disease, and it’s important to have reasonable dental and general health.
Please note: Some systemic diseases or certain medications can affect the outcome of implant treatment.
What Is the Procedure for Multiple Teeth Implants?
Initially, you will need a consultation with the dental implants dentist Dr. Leonard Umanoff to discover if multiple implants are the right solution for you. During this consultation, Dr. Umanoff will explain the treatment more thoroughly to ensure you understand how it may help you. Multiple implant costs are discussed briefly, but you will need in-depth diagnostic tests before we can provide a more accurate estimate.
If you decide to proceed, the next stage is to have digital dental x-rays, including a panoramic x-ray and a cone beam CT scan.
Lux Den Dental Center is equipped with the most up-to-date technologies, including a cone beam CT scanner, which will take detailed 3-D images of existing teeth and your jaws. A panoramic x-ray provides a complete 2-D image of your teeth and jaws. The diagnostic information is used to assess the condition of your jawbone more thoroughly and to pinpoint the locations of important structures to avoid during surgery, including sinus cavities, nerves, and blood vessels.
Planning Multiple Teeth Implants
The information provided by these diagnostic tests is used to plan precisely where each implant is best located, maximizing the use of available jawbone using advanced computer software. It’s an extremely precise process, as it is critically important to ensure your implants are placed correctly. At this stage, Dr. Umanoff will also determine if you have enough jawbone to secure your implants firmly, or if you need bone grafting to build up bone in areas where it is deficient.
Dr. Umanoff considers your treatment plan from every angle by manipulating the 3-D images digitally.
This ensures that once restored, your implant teeth look and feel entirely natural and function correctly. Next, we create a surgical stent or template for use during computer guided surgery.
Placing Your Dental Implants
Using computer guided surgery ensures we replicate the treatment plan accurately. The surgical stent fits over your gums, so each implant is placed at the correct angulation and depth. Using computer guided surgery ensures your treatment is smoother and quicker, so healing is faster and more comfortable.
Fitting Your Implant Teeth
Once your dental implants are in position, they need time to heal and fuse with your jawbone before we place your new teeth. The process, called osseointegration, can take between three and six months, and during this time, we provide a temporary prosthesis so you can eat comfortably and can talk confidently. When osseointegration is complete, your temporary prosthesis is removed and replaced with your permanent teeth.
What to Expect after Receiving Multiple Implants?
Because we are placing multiple implants, it’s quite usual to feel some minor discomfort as your gums and jawbone heal. We can advise you on using over-the-counter painkillers or can provide you with a prescription. Initially, you may need antibiotics, and we might recommend using antimicrobial mouth rinse for the first few days. Our dental team will provide detailed information on how to care for your multiple dental implants while they heal, and we are always available if you have any concerns or questions.
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Multiple Dental Implants?
Advantages of multiple teeth implants include:
- Multiple implants are a reliable and affordable way to replace multiple missing teeth.
- Treatment can get rid of loose and ill-fitting partial dentures.
- Multiple implants preserve and protect your natural teeth and your jawbone.
- Placing multiple implants is useful when existing teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge.
- The treatment has a very high success rate.
Disadvantages of multiple implants include:
- Bone grafting may be required when teeth were lost quite some time ago or when the bone is destroyed because of periodontal disease.
Multiple dental implants offer a reliable and tried and tested solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. The risk factors for this treatment are similar to the risk factors for any dental implant treatment, and long-term success relies on excellent ongoing oral hygiene. It is essential to clean around the dental implants thoroughly and to clean underneath the prosthesis using the techniques taught to you by our dental team.
When properly cared for, multiple implants should provide problem-free use for many years and can look and feel very natural and strong.
Call us for consultation in our Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn NY office with one of the best implant dentist Dr. Umanoff at LuxDen Dental Implants Center: ☎ 1-718-382-3444